Help - Supps for social anxiety

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  1. Help - Supps for social anxiety


    Hi guys,Not sure who else to ask this question. I don't know another group of people as intelligent and widely read as you. I don't suffer anxiety and I'm pretty confident in my abilities generally, but what I don't like and never have is being in situations involving a new group of people, particularly professionals. In the past I've managed to get away with this, but now in my career I'm expected to join and run meetings/teams of people in situations where I have little knowledge of the subject.I ran a meeting today and the feedback from the Partner who leads the work was that I did not inspire confidence. I felt this because I was never in complete control because it was a group meeting involving a client. My mind was jumping around and couldn't think of the next word and there were many pauses. The meeting wasn't fast paced and sharp, possibly because my voice was monotone.So what supplements, Noept, bacopa etc, have people taken that have helped in these sorts of situations? Beyond supplements, are there any hints or tips that have proved effective for them.Any advice at all is welcome - this will greatly affect my career and could be the difference between being promoted in a years time or notThanks


  2. Another thread around here mentions Focus-XT and it's benefits in this area.
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by saggy321 View Post
    Hi guys,Not sure who else to ask this question. I don't know another group of people as intelligent and widely read as you. I don't suffer anxiety and I'm pretty confident in my abilities generally, but what I don't like and never have is being in situations involving a new group of people, particularly professionals. In the past I've managed to get away with this, but now in my career I'm expected to join and run meetings/teams of people in situations where I have little knowledge of the subject.I ran a meeting today and the feedback from the Partner who leads the work was that I did not inspire confidence. I felt this because I was never in complete control because it was a group meeting involving a client. My mind was jumping around and couldn't think of the next word and there were many pauses. The meeting wasn't fast paced and sharp, possibly because my voice was monotone.So what supplements, Noept, bacopa etc, have people taken that have helped in these sorts of situations? Beyond supplements, are there any hints or tips that have proved effective for them.Any advice at all is welcome - this will greatly affect my career and could be the difference between being promoted in a years time or notThanks

    It sounds to me like your biggest issue is being able to focus when you're in a social environment with those who you've not yet met. This is somewhat different than traditional social anxiety, so I'd say you should handle it differently also.

    How do you react to stimulants -- do you find they give you a benefit in focus? An overall improvement in well being from nootropics would possibly help also.

    Give SNS Focus XT a shot (it's well priced) and see if it makes any difference. If so but you want more, you could look at other nootropics.

  4. I think one thing that really helped me was being on an anti-depressant for a while. I don't know what your social skills are like, but for me personally I had no idea what to say to people, I was horrible at small talk, and the thought of talking to people I didn't know was the worst. I feel like the anti-depressant gave me a little boost, while helping me to stay calm that I needed. I've also found ALC has been helpful day to day with social interactions, in doses 3-5g along with some choline. I feel sharper, more focused, yet relaxed-kind of a liquidity to my thinking, and the "inner voices" the negative thoughts are quieted a bit. I have found these to be very helpful, and I'm not not in the business world, but I have to present myself in a professional way (physical therapist). I have to report regularly at family conferences along with the other disciplines, and I have found that very helpful.

    You are correct in your thinking:your ability to communicate to others, and the intangibles such as being relatable to other people are very important. It's all about building up confidence, trust, and rapport with your coworkers and clients imho. I still take ALC, but I've dropped the anti-depressant, and I've finally found that I can talk to anyone with an ease I have never had before. Just curious how long you've been doing the meetings?

    You are right,

  5. Focus XT + picamillon
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by KimChee View Post
    I think one thing that really helped me was being on an anti-depressant for a while. I don't know what your social skills are like, but for me personally I had no idea what to say to people, I was horrible at small talk, and the thought of talking to people I didn't know was the worst. I feel like the anti-depressant gave me a little boost, while helping me to stay calm that I needed. I've also found ALC has been helpful day to day with social interactions, in doses 3-5g along with some choline. I feel sharper, more focused, yet relaxed-kind of a liquidity to my thinking, and the "inner voices" the negative thoughts are quieted a bit. I have found these to be very helpful, and I'm not not in the business world, but I have to present myself in a professional way (physical therapist). I have to report regularly at family conferences along with the other disciplines, and I have found that very helpful.

    You are correct in your thinking:your ability to communicate to others, and the intangibles such as being relatable to other people are very important. It's all about building up confidence, trust, and rapport with your coworkers and clients imho. I still take ALC, but I've dropped the anti-depressant, and I've finally found that I can talk to anyone with an ease I have never had before. Just curious how long you've been doing the meetings?

    You are right,
    Kim Chee...is ALC short for ALCAR?

  7. Yeah, sorry I was too lazy to type it out lol

  8. Have you considered seeing a psychiatrist/psychologist? A few therapy sessions can go a long way toward a permanent change.

  9. Quote Originally Posted by antihero View Post
    Focus XT + picamillon
    There you go^^^.Try out Focus XT,a lot of people over look it in the areas you described,it helps me greatly with those type of situations,cant go wrong for the value.If you feel you need a bit more,add in some picamillon.
    http://www.nutraplanet.com/product/s...240-grams.html
    http://www.nutraplanet.com/product/s...0-90-caps.html
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  10. definitely sparked my interest.. any other recommendations in this department?

  11. Quote Originally Posted by propho View Post
    definitely sparked my interest.. any other recommendations in this department?
    ALCAR.PEA-500 Xtreme.
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  12. so say one were to stack PEA, ALCAR, Focus XT, and Picamilon .. should dosage remain at the regular amount or less of each?

  13. Honestly bro, no supplement is going to cure this.

    The only thing that will cure this confidence. Find out whatever it is that's causing your social anxiety/inferiority complex, and destroy it. Gain confidence through preparedness, mastering the subject matter, and always know 1 or 2 things on that subject matter that your peers don't know.

    Believe it or not reading the Bible helps drastically.

  14. Quote Originally Posted by Cinn View Post
    Have you considered seeing a psychiatrist/psychologist? A few therapy sessions can go a long way toward a permanent change.
    I don't think its unnatural to feel like this when placed in an entirely new situation in front of an new group of people. I'm just looking either supplements to ease the slight anxiety and help with sharper thinking. Also I have found in other areas simple techniques work well. I don't think this is a mental health issue that requires professional intervention.

  15. Quote Originally Posted by Mack411 View Post
    There you go^^^.Try out Focus XT,a lot of people over look it in the areas you described,it helps me greatly with those type of situations,cant go wrong for the value.If you feel you need a bit more,add in some picamillon.
    http://www.nutraplanet.com/product/s...240-grams.html
    http://www.nutraplanet.com/product/s...0-90-caps.html
    Thanks Mack...tried Focus XT in the past...good stuff. Does picamillon excite or sooth the brain?

  16. Quote Originally Posted by Clemenza View Post
    Honestly bro, no supplement is going to cure this.

    The only thing that will cure this confidence. Find out whatever it is that's causing your social anxiety/inferiority complex, and destroy it. Gain confidence through preparedness, mastering the subject matter, and always know 1 or 2 things on that subject matter that your peers don't know.

    Believe it or not reading the Bible helps drastically.
    I dont think he is looking for a cure,just some help in certain situations,and in no way did I personally or will I claim the products will cure anything,but they will help without a doubt.

    Quote Originally Posted by saggy321 View Post
    Thanks Mack...tried Focus XT in the past...good stuff. Does picamillon excite or sooth the brain?
    It has a nice soothing feel for me,I wouldnt call it euphoric,but very nice and comfortable!Puts me in a better overall mood,and helps me stay on task when needed.
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  17. Pregnenolone is pretty good for this.
    Remember why you started.

  18. Quote Originally Posted by thegodfather View Post
    Pregnenolone is pretty good for this.
    Yup ...pregnenolone makes me chatty Cathy.

  19. Has anyone mentioned aniracetam?
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  20. Pregnalone...
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  21. Quote Originally Posted by 3clipseGT View Post
    Has anyone mentioned aniracetam?
    say what?
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  22. Quote Originally Posted by Mack411 View Post
    I dont think he is looking for a cure,just some help in certain situations,and in no way did I personally or will I claim the products will cure anything,but they will help without a doubt.


    It has a nice soothing feel for me,I wouldnt call it euphoric,but very nice and comfortable!Puts me in a better overall mood,and helps me stay on task when needed.
    Thanks man. What's good starting dose for picamillion? Have you stacked with PEA?

  23. This is random but some herbs I've found over the years that work for general anxiety were chamomile-as a tea, lavendar tea, l theanine in the form of green tea, etc. Kava Kava actually worked the best for me, but then those studies about liver damage came out. One thing I found that really helped for as needed episodes was Bach Flower essences, take it for what it's worth, but it worked well for me, 4 drops would work ok in a work situation..

  24. Quote Originally Posted by saggy321 View Post
    Thanks man. What's good starting dose for picamillion? Have you stacked with PEA?
    I respond great to 300mg Picamilon,have went higher with dosing but not needed for what I look for in the product.I would start with 150mg Picamilon and adjust as needed.As far as stacking with PEA,I do know a few who enjoy them together at low doses,but Im sad to say I did not respond to PEA myself,so I cant speak from personal experience.
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  25. Quote Originally Posted by PalmFist View Post
    say what?
    Some people have noted anti-anxiety effects and the ability to speak more fluidly/easier while taking aniracetam.
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  26. Anyone try Noopept?

  27. Quote Originally Posted by propho View Post
    Anyone try Noopept?
    I have around 45 pills left if you're interested PM me. I tried a few but based on other's feedback aniracetam was more suitable for my needs. Noopept has been reported to make people antisocial.

  28. Magnesium can help with stress too along with numerous other benefits.

  29. Quote Originally Posted by Cordeen View Post
    Magnesium can help with stress too along with numerous other benefits.
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/conte...position-3232/

    Awesome read on magnesium if no one has read it yet.
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  30. Quote Originally Posted by saggy321 View Post
    I don't think its unnatural to feel like this when placed in an entirely new situation in front of an new group of people. I'm just looking either supplements to ease the slight anxiety and help with sharper thinking. Also I have found in other areas simple techniques work well. I don't think this is a mental health issue that requires professional intervention.
    You're asking for a supp to help with social anxiety and then say it's not a mental health issue. There doesn't have to be a negative connotation to it and it doesn't mean you're going to require lifelong treatment for it. Psych providers trained in cognitive behavioral therapy can help you overcome the anxiety and give you priceless strategies to combat it in the future. I think the lifting community in general is too quick to want something chemical(and OTC) to solve one's problems. Get to the root of the issue.
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